Paul Termos

Paul Termos (Hilversum, 15 January 1952 – Amsterdam, 20 May 2003) has one foot in the world of contemporary composition, and the other in jazz and improvised music. The choice of his musical partners is telling, in this case. Early in his career he enters into a musical friendship with pianist Guus Janssen, like himself a composer who writes works for ensembles and orchestras and is an active improviser as well. He also shares this combination with bassist Maarten Altena, and he plays an important role in the latter's quartet and octet in the eighties. In the late eighties Termos forms his own large group, in which he can freely express his ideas on composition and improvisation. In 2003 Paul Termos dies of pancreatic cancer.

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